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January 5, 2015 11:04 AM EST

“They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook,” writes Business Insider’s Maya Kosoff in her report Friday on what she learned during the holidays from her younger cousins. “It’s for moms,” they explained.

Then a 13-year-old cousin asked Kosoff if she knew about AirDrop.

There followed an unsolicited endorsement for a little-known iPhone feature from a key Apple cohort: Schoolchildren with smartphones.

Among the kids in her cousins’ New Jersey middle school, Kosoff reports, the most-used app for exchanging images during school hours isn’t Snapchat or Instagram, but AirDrop.


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